A previous life as an IT consultant, working long hours, regular trips away from home and surviving on a diet of carbs, sugar and caffeine killed my hormones and left me feeling physically, mentally and emotionally drained.
The birth of my daughter made me totally reassess my life. Circumstances meant I had to go back to work much earlier than planned. The guilt of that combined with the reality of juggling a baby with a corporate job, while going through a messy divorce and buying a house (I don't like to do things by halves!) led me to total burnout. I was exhausted, stressed, grumpy and knew something had to change.
After spending several months going back and forth to the doctors to be told that I was 'fine'....whatever the hell that means....I realised I needed to figure it out for myself. In a rare moment of peace, I was reading a magazine and an article jumped out at me about how to balance your hormones naturally through making changes to your diet. I could tick off pretty much all the symptoms described and it was a total light bulb moment for me!
It got me thinking about what I was eating, that I wasn't taking care of myself and the effect that was having on my body. The fact that I had the ability to change how I was feeling this way was a revelation for me. I started to pay more attention to the foods I was eating, and taking more time for myself. I had more energy, my moods were balanced and the fog was lifting.